The Ortler Mountain in the Venosta Valley
South Tyrol’s Highest Mountain in the Stelvio National Park
The Ortles is the highest mountain in South Tyrol and the Tyrol region. It was first ascended in 1804 on a command from Archduke Johann of Austria.
The Ortles holiday region allows visitors to experience South Tyrol’s highest mountain up close. Mountaineers consider it one of the most important summits in the Eastern Alps. Wild ridges, steep ascents, lush, sleepy meadows and tranquil pastures all play a role in attracting large number of hikers and mountain walkers to the area every year. All routes to the summit provide challenging mountain hikes. In winter, the sea of green becomes a white paradise for winter sport enthusiasts.